The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) filed a complaint July 29 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia asking that the new regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), issued July 15 by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ),
- – The Washington Post – 7/13/20
The Washington Post has reported that President Trump was to sign on June 4 an Executive Order invoking a federal law where emergency circumstances make it necessary to take an action with significant environmental impact without observing normal requirements imposed by laws such as the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Protection Act.
- – E&E Greenwire – 5/5/20
- – E&E Energywire – 3/16/20
A February 25 public hearing on changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) elicited strong opposition from many witnesses, as well as protests outside of the hearing room by environmental activists and at least one Member of Congress, Sen.
- – The Exponent-Telegram – 1/17/20
- – The New York Times – 1/10/20
The White House announced on January 9 a sweeping change in the requirements for reviewing certain infrastructure projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Heralded as a “modernization” of NEPA, which was enacted in 1970, the proposal would make significant revisions in the process by which projects such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are reviewed regarding their impact on the environment.